Kanye Speaks: West’s Plan to ‘Re-Think’ the Music Industry

In an exclusive interview with Billboard, West elaborated on his feelings about recording contracts, as well as his efforts to reform the way the music business structures them. At West’s request, the interview was conducted by text, through an intermediary, but West’s identity was verified by video. While he answered most questions, he didn’t respond to queries about whether he intends to re-record songs from old albums, as Taylor Swift plans to — or whether he’ll try to change the contracts of acts signed to his label G.O.O.D. Music, which don’t currently own their own masters, according to two executives familiar with the terms of those deals…


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